Congratulations to Puerto Rico!
The Caribbean Series final is set.
The semi-finals are set.
CUBA 6, PUERTO RICO 3 (PUERTO RICO HOME TEAM)
Raul Gonzalez' RBI double in the seventh broke a 3-3 tie and Guillermo Aviles' two-run single in the eighth provided some insurance. Frank Morejon was 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk, and three runs. For Puerto Rico, Anthony Garcia was 2-for-4 with a home run. Dayron Varona also homered.
MEXICO 8, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1 ( DOMINICAN REPUBLIC HOME TEAM)
Leading 3-1, Mexico scored four in the sixth to take control of the game. Justin Greene was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a walk. Japhet Amador was 2-for-5 with a home run. Sergio Mitre pitched six innings, giving up a run on six hits and a walk and striking out three. For the Dominican Republic, Hector Gomez was 3-for-4.
Dominican Republic, 2-2
Puerto Rico, 2-2
This sets up the semi-final round today. Cuba plays the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico plays Venezuela. The winners will play tomorrow for the championship.
No games scheduled.
PUERTO RICO 12, VENEZUELA 7 (VENEZUELA HOME TEAM)
Puerto Rico scored four runs in each of the first two innings and led all the way. Anthony Garcia was 3-for-4 with a home run and three runs. Jonathan Morales was 3-for-5. David Vidal was 2-for-2 with a home run, three walks, and four RBIs. For Venezuela, Luis Domoromo was 3-for-5 and scored three times.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 7, CUBA 1 (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC HOME TEAM)
Already leading 3-1, the Dominican Republic scored four in the seventh to put the game out of reach. Junior Lake hit a two-run homer. Bryan Evans struck out eight in seven innings, giving up one run on five hits. For Cuba, Roel Santos was 3-for-4 with a home run for the only Cuba run. Bladimir Banos struck out four in three innings, giving up one run on four hits and two walks.
Dominican Republic, 2-1
Puerto Rico, 2-1
No games scheduled.
Another big day for Willians Astudillo!
A big day for Willians Astudillo.
Twins: Willians Astudillo (Venezuela) was 0-for-4.
CUBA 6, VENEZUELA 4 (CUBA HOME TEAM)
Yurisbel Gracial's sacrifice fly in the fifth broke a 2-2 tie. Venezuela got the tying run to second with two out in the ninth. Gracial was 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Lazaro Blanco pitched six innings, giving up two runs on five hits and three walks and striking out five.
PUERTO RICO 7, MEXICO 4 (MEXICO HOME TEAM)
It was 4-4 through seven, but in the eighth David Vidal hit a two-run double and later scored on a wild pitch. Anthony Garcia was 3-for-5.
Puerto Rico, 1-0
Dominican Republic, 0-0
PERTH 6, CANBERRA 3 IN PERTH
Perth scored four in the second and led all the way. Tim Kennelly was 2-for-4 with a double and a home run. For Canberra, Jay Baum was 2-for-4 with a double and a home run.
Perth leads the series 1-0.
MELBOURNE AT BRISBANE
PUERTO RICO 1, MEXICO 0 IN MEXICO (10 INNINGS)
Puerto Rico put men on first and third with one out in the top of the first. No one on either team reached third base again until the tenth. Yadiel Rivera opened the top of the tenth with a double for Puerto Rico. He advanced to third on a bunt and scored on a sacrifice fly by Jonathan Morales. Mexico only twice put a man on second, in the seventh and eighth. Adalberto Flores pitched six shutout innings for Puerto Rico, giving up one hit and one walk with no strikeouts. Eddie Rosario was 0-for-4 for Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico wins the Caribbean Series Championship.
PUERTO RICO 9, VENEZUELA 6 IN MEXICO
Three singles, two walks, and another single produced four first-inning runs for Puerto Rico. It was 9-2 through seven, but Venezuela scored four in the eighth to make the final score look better. And in fact, Venezuela opened the ninth with three singles to bring the winning run up to bat, but a strikeout, a fly out, and a strikeout ended the game. Orlando Roman struck out seven in five innings for Puerto Rico, giving up one run on seven hits and three walks. Henry Ramos was 3-for-5 with a triple and two runs for Puerto Rico. David Vidal hit a home run for Puerto Rico.
MEXICO 1, CUBA 0 IN MEXICO
The game's lone run scored in the fifth, when Agustin Murillo singled home Ronnier Mustelier. Cuba had only two hits in the game and also only drew two walks, giving them only four baserunners for the game, and one of them was picked off. Miguel Pena pitched five shutout innings for Mexico, giving up two hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Daniel Rodriguez did even better for Mexico, pitching three perfect innings with five strikeouts.
Tonight will be the championship game of the Caribbean Series between Puerto Rico and Mexico.
VENEZUELA 4, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 3 IN MEXICO
The Dominican Republic led 3-1 through seven, but Ronny Cedeno's RBI double was followed by a two-run homer by Rene Reyes to give Venezuela a 4-3 lead and eventual win. Jose Castillo also homered for Venezuela.
CUBA 4, MEXICO 0 IN MEXICO
Cuba scored all its runs in the fifth inning, as Alfredo Despaigne hit a three-run homer and William Saavedra followed with a solo homer. Vladimir Banos pitched 8.2 scoreless innings for Cuba, giving up six hits and two walks with five strikeouts.
Puerto Rico, 1-3
Dominican Republic, 0-4
Cuba v. Venezuela
Puerto Rico v. Mexico